Monday, October 8, 2007

Columbus Day Sucks



and why is this a "holiday" again? oh ya because our nation is founded on genocide and fraud. Columbus should not be honored. We should be rethinking this holiday and how to re claim it as a day for celebrating indigenous peoples and the evolution of our species to be peaceful, tolerant and honest.

Transform Columbus Day is a site dedicated to this very issue.

Minnesota doesnt celebrate it and South Dakota calls it Native American Day! Good for them.

Democracy Now interviewed Roberto Mucaro-Borrero, President of the United Confederation of Taino People regarding the holiday. Check it out.

I want to teach my son to be everything that Columbus was not. Why then should we as a family recognize this holiday as it stands? We dont and we wont. Hopefully by the time grant is old enough to understand, the change will be made and we can be joiners.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

Right on, sista! Fuck Columbus!